Charles E. "Chuck" Lichtle, 80, of Sandusky, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Fostoria, Ohio, son of the late Isadore Killian and Eulalia Mary (Imber) Lichtle.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a construction worker and retired from Jennings & Churella after 40 years of service.
Chuck was a life member of the Carpenters Union, VFW Post 2529 (past commander), AMVETS Post 17, and American Legion Post 83. He participated in the color guard at every Sandusky Memorial Day parade since his discharge from the Army in 1954.
He is survived by his brother, Harold (Lillie) Lichtle, of Sandusky; sisters, Lucille (Ed) Santa and Lavonne Santa, of San Rafael, Calif., and Louella (Bob) Bettencourt, of Purcellville, Va.; special friend, Nancy Trumpower; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Chuck was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Fleming), Aug. 18, 2002; his parents; four sisters, Catherine Laverne Lichtle, Ann (Anger) Stevens, Mary Williams, and Sister Mary Ignatius, C.P.P.S.; and four brothers, Herman "Bud" Lichtle, George Lichtle, John Lichtle, and Bill Lichtle.
At his request cremation has taken place. The family will recieve friends from 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, until a Celebration of Chuck's Life at 10:30 a.m. at David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Interment services will follow at 3 p.m. in Saint Boniface Cemetery, New Riegel, Ohio. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 354.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Stein Hospice Services Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870; Back to the Wild, P. O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824, or the donor's favorite charity.
Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Chuck's family at davidfkoch.com.